Individuality Pants by Ashlyn Parker
I don’t feel like I need to do a hard sell on a recipe called “Fried Chicken Meatballs,” but since this space needs to be filled with words, here goes: These are super easy to make. They taste like fried chicken without the annoying deep frying and pesky bones getting in the way. They’re scrumptious straight out of the oven, but are also awesome at room temperature for picnics, and they freeze/reheat like champs.
The best part? They go from ingredients to dinner in 30 minutes.
This is one of my favorite recipes from my cookbook ‘Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less.’
The phrase “meat and potatoes” stands for everything that’s good.
Who doesn’t want to be besties with at least one meat-and-potatoes kinda guy?
For centuries, a nutritious meal was defined by roasted meat for strength and tubers for energy. As cooking evolved, so did this basic meal. Meat and potatoes were transformed into classic comfort foods like shepherd’s pie and meatloaf with mashed potatoes—then pub menus and food trucks gave us sexy, multiple-napkin, shareable eats like stuffed potato skins, poutine, and street fries.
This recipe for Spicy Nigerian Beef on oven-baked fries is just one of 12 meat-and-potato recipes in Well Fed Weeknights. With these recipes, you can assemble a satisfying stuffed baked potato (or street fries!) in under 40 minutes. You start by plopping potatoes into the slow cooker a day in advance and finish by sautéing savory meats and chopping garnishes at meal time.
Holy moly, you guys!! On whim, I submitted my cardmaking as something I do with their tape…and they put it on their Website!!! They even called me (I missed the call) and left a message saying how stunning my cards are. Oh. My. Gosh. I’m so excited!
Chris from the Tape Depot has asked me to spread the word to my fellow crafters about their Community Depot of theirs so they can feature more of us. If you have ever used their tape, I encourage you to follow this link and submit your work.
I’m not just saying this because I was featured, I’ve used their tape for years, so I tell everyone who uses a tape gun about The Tape Depot’s prices and their great customer service, they’re the best out there. My daughters use this tape, and I even gifted my best friend a tape gun and had an order of the tape sent to her, so she’s a fan as well.
The first time I ordered a different sized tape, I received a call from their customer service making sure I was ordering the correct tape. I had picked up a new tape gun and it took a wider tape, so the rep talked me through it to make sure what I ordered would fit that particular tape gun. I really appreciated knowing they cared enough to call me. I mean, how many companies have called you out of the blue to double check your order?
I almost forgot! They offer FREE shipping! This is the tape I get for my ATG (tape gun). It’s the standard size 1/4″ rolls, 12 of them for only $26. Other craft stores around here charge $9.99 for two rolls for the pink ATG, so this is a fantastic price.
I first learned about the Vietnamese banh mi sandwich while watching a PBS documentary called Sandwiches That You Will Like. The show was a culinary tour of memorable sandwiches, and the banh mi sounded like nothing I’d ever tried before. Pork and liver… with pickles and mayo? I decided it was either the weirdest, grossest combo or the most fantastic thing ever. When I finally tried one—on a sunny day in New York from a standing-room-only hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop—I realized it was fantastic. This version keeps all the signature contrasts and ditches the baguette. The bread only gets in the way.
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